There Moldovan tradition is that the villagers as a rule sacrifice their pigs in order to make food for the Christmas table.
Many Moldovans observe the old-style religious calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7.
The relatives and the neighbors of the family sacrificing the hog as a rule attend ‘the ceremony.’
After being killed, the pig’s hair is burnt out with straws.
On January 6, the fast before Christmas also ends.